Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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Fit & Sizing
The Onitsuka Tiger Ally are unisex shoes that are based on men’s sizes which range from 5 to 14. Women are advised to go down a size and a half for their equivalent sizing. The shoes have full lace-up closures that are easy to adjust.
Several users have commented that the shoes run small so ordering a half size larger than your normal size is recommended.
Onitsuka Tiger Ally Style
The sporty casual vibe of the Onitsuka Tiger Ally, as well as the rich colors, will complement any outfit, especially shorts, khaki pants, joggers, yoga pants, and denim skirts. Slim and ripped or rolled jeans will pair up well with the shoes as do casual drawstring pants.
What makes the Onitsuka Tiger Ally silhouette very noteworthy is the excellent cushioning it offers wearers. This remarkable cushioning comes from the Asics fuzeGEL which is a gel-infused foam that absorbs shock and bounces it back in a big way for adaptable and lightweight comfort.
Onitsuka Tiger Ally History
Onitsuka Tiger is often used interchangeably with the Asics brand. Although belonging to the same company, Onitsuka Tiger represents Asics’ rich sneakers heritage while Asics is the more contemporary and tech-driven brand.
Onitsuka Tiger was revived in 2001 and since then has revisited many of the silhouettes that have made the company famous. One of these silhouettes is the Tiger Ally which is based on the Onitsuka Tiger Alliance. The Alliance was a jogging footwear that was launched during the fitness craze of the 80s. The silhouette was widely considered to be one the brand’s most successful designs since their founding in 1949. This retro silhouette was reissued in 2015 as part of J.Crew’s website relaunch.
The Onitsuka Tiger Ally, meanwhile, was recently released by the brand as part of their Spring Summer 2018 collection.
- The Onitsuka Tiger Ally features stability heel counters, cushioned tongues and collars, premium perforated suede uppers, mesh linings, and durable rubber outsoles.
- The Ally has several rich colorways to choose from including Paprika, Cornflower Blue, Evening Sand, Taupe Grey, Black, and Agave Green, among others.